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Jan 3, 2010 11:00am EST
asia trip. he said i'm america's first pacific president. he struck a lot of conciliatory notes when he was china. japan and the united states don't want that story line. they push back a lot on that. they are a little bit skidish about that storyline. that's not one that they want to see out there. chris: that's funny. they wanted to be the country that's part or the world again. >> right? >> absolutely. and there is a difference between the obama policy and the bush policy. they don't want to lose that america should lead the world. we set the agenda. if obama loses that and we saw it late last year when he accepted the noble prize, that fed into the storyline that he doesn't necessarily believe in american exceptionalism. it's more that i want to be president of the world. it's a very effective one. and i don't think -- i think that's a constant in american politic, people want the president to believe in america exceptionalism. chris: what do you think that this president is tilting to the world? >> i'm always amazed by people's warmth towards me. at the the same time having a presi
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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
. outside of washington in america, the voters are angry and the president knows it. there is some fury over bailouts and big bankers and big bonuses and no jobs. tonight, at the end of his first year in office, he gets to sum up the job and look at the future. as you can see, the chamber is already filling as members of the cab a net and white house staff file in. the first lady, michelle obama, is greeting her guests in the first lady's box in the gallery. for our coverage, david gregory and andrea mitchell are in the studio. chuck todd across town in the nbc washington newsroom and kelly o'donnell, among others of our reporting staff, is in the well of the house and the chamber itself tonight. she'll be reporting from there. earlier today, the white house pretty much put on a full court press briefing small groups of journalists on their message thus far and their aims going into tonight. among the gatherings, lunch, several of us attended with the president. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" was among the guests. david, how would you sum up what you heard today, his state of m
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Jan 12, 2010 6:30pm EST
. >>> the fleecing of america. how did this happen? a perfectly modern airport, paid for by your tax dollars with no scheduled flights. >>> no deal. the latest twist in the late night drama. conan o'brien tells nbc he will not do "the tonight show" after jay leno every night. >>> making a difference. a woman giving others the gift she found when she got here." nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we have a developing story, a breaking news story tonight. a major earthquake has hit haiti, to the south and east of the u.s. and cuba. magnitude 7.0, making it the largest quake ever recorded in this region, according to the u.s. geological survey. the epicenter, we are told, very close to the capital city of port-au-prince. >> reporter: a powerful earthquake struck the capital porto prince. a poor and densely populated city of 2.5 million people. the the make will make the destruction more widespread. there are reports of people dead and injured trapped under the rubble. a u.s. government official there says the sky is gray with dust, houses ha
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Jan 17, 2010 2:30am EST
on "the wall street journal report," the state of america's waistline and how it weighs down our economy. >> america has gained more weight than any other country in the world, and we estimate it will cost $1 trillion. >> my exclusive and wide ranging conversation with philanthropist michael milken. and advice for paying down debt and what you need to know about the upcoming changes to credit card laws. it's important consumer news and as we take a break, take a look at how the stock market ended the week. >>> michael milken is a legendary financier who began his career on wall street in the 1970s. now the chairman of the milken institute, i spoke with michael milken recently in a rare interview. we talked about health care, the credit marketses and the state of the u.s. economy. >> i want to ask you first, broadly speaking what your thoughts are on the economy. you speak to a lot of business people at milken institute. what are you hearing in terms of the economic recovery today? >> i think it's slow. job creation is small in business, it always is and they are hesitant right now to inv
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Jan 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
is the most important these days. what every kid to keep america do whatever it takes to keep america safe, is just that simple. >> for more information on these the advanced image full body scanners, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> for more on security changes at airports nationwide, go to our website and click on "national news." >> at least one city councilman began lobbying his colleagues to let him city council president long before mayor dixon was convicted on embezzlement charges. since that happen, at least accountable -- to council members have shown interest in the job. councilman jack young started lobbying for votes before anybody and told us by phone he has commitments from eight of his 14 colleagues, the number of votes needed to win. behind the scenes at city hall, as the criminal that the trial of mayor dixon began, at least one city council member quietly started lobbying his colleagues for votes to become the next city council president. back in november, we caught up with councilman jack dunn. -- jack young. city hall insiders say yama wanted the job when dixon became
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Jan 17, 2010 11:00am EST
all across america are swimming to fight cancer. >> i'll give you an inside look on how this melted chocolate turns into this yummy candy bar. >> and it all starts right now on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news," i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. here's our top story for this week. >>> mention that you have hiv, and you might find that people start avoiding you. that's why the young women you're about to hear from are very brave. felipe tells us why they're sharing their stories. >> hiv, it changed my life over night. the day before, you know, i was a college student with a social life. just everything seemed so perfect. >> when marvelyn looks back at her sophomore year of college, the "perfect" life she knew was shattered when she found out she was hiv positive. >> i had heard about hiv you know growing up, but it was something i didn't care about. i didn't feel it was an issue of mine. so when the doctor told me, i didn't cry, i didn't shout, i didn't do anything, i just looked at him. i was more shocked than anything. >> think about it. what do you know about hiv? >>
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Jan 25, 2010 3:30am EST
and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears back in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killed more muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al q
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Jan 31, 2010 11:00am EST
that the best of america is not all in washington, d.c. we believe -- we believe that the best of america is in the small towns that we get to visit and in these wonderful little pockets of what i call the real america, being here with all of you hard working, very patriotic, very pro-america areas of this great nation. chris: well, tina fey had some fun with that. >> you see, while senator biden has been in washington all these years, i've been with regular people, hockey moms and joe six-packs and i'd also like to give a shoutout to the third-graders of gladys woods elementary, who were so helpful to me in my debate prep. chris: you know those tea partyers? now democrats are tying them to purity tests. they wants to pin those republicans as crazies. chris: welcome back. president obama wants republicans to join him. >> these are serious times and what's required by all of us, democrats and republicans is to do what's right for our country. even if it's not always what's best for our politics. chris: but republicans are under big pressure not to help. they're in a big squeeze right now b
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
day, arrested thanks to a couple watching "america's most wanted." >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for a check of the morning commute with traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> it looks like vacation is over out there. accident location at johnnycake and woodlawn. it is icy in that area, and that does involve a pedestrian struck. another one involving a pedestrian at orleans and lochwood avenue. " will place forming around the area at southbound 95, and southbound 795. normal delays on the outer loop. adelphi road and joppa farm road, and as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, curtis creek drop bridge will shut down due to road work. that is expected to be in place until february 12. watch for delays this morning as we get closer to 9:00 a.m.. not too bad on the west side. you are going to get a little bit heavier ones who get to the baltimore national pike. looking hectic here. white marsh to the beltway northeast. sandra has a check on the forecast. >> cluster yet again today. -- plus three yet again t
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Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news at noon in hd. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. the big story this afternoon, the frigid weather. we are still seeing some- freezing temperatures. let's go to sandra shaw at the ins to wonder some other -- the insta-weather center. >> a hike is still going to be only 38 degrees prepare for the next two days, we are going to be below freezing for the actual temperature. the winds have died down a little bit, but they are still very crusty. -- gusty. 16 in westminster, 15 in parkton. generally about 20 over on the eastern shore. for the rest of the afternoon, we wil
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Jan 8, 2010 4:30am EST
look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> ohio police are looking for the grinch who stole a charity jar from this convenience store on christmas day. surveillance caught the suspect. that money was intended for the children's miracle network. >>> an unusual weather phenomenon had some nebraska residents seeing double. the rare sighting looks like two mock suns on either side of the real one. they're called sundogs and become visible when the sun is low and ice crystals form in the air. pretty cool there. >>> a fierce winter storm in oklahoma city made power lines look more like jump ropes. high winds whipped around power lines. it sent transformers popping like fireworks. close to 30,000 customers reportedly lost power during the storm. >>> arctic weather blasted billings, montana, where temperatures dropped to as low as 19 degrees below zero overnight. wind chills in the area fell to a frigid minus 52 degrees. the deep freeze thawed slightly during the day, climbing to a balmy 8 degrees above zero. >>> something you don't see everyday on the stree
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Jan 11, 2010 6:30pm EST
barack obama, and what the president is doing about it. >>> "the fleecing of america" our popular series is back on the air by popular demand. >>> making a difference for thousands of people who just need clothes. why hasn't this idea been around longer? >>> also, richard nixon on modern art and his hatred of a new york landmark opinion captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> we probably can't say what we'd like to say about mark mcgwire. for those of us who were raising young baseball fans and young baseball players who looked up to mark mcgwire, that summer of '98 was magical stuff as he and sammy sosa vied back and forth. he didn't tell the truth to congress or his fans until finally formally coming clean today. he's been unable to get into the hall of fame, and even for him, the shame was too much. we start off tonight with ann thompson. >> reporter: looking back, the admission seems inevitable. slugger mark mcgwire with his larger than life arms in the '90s. >> this is a season i will never forget. >> sending baseball soaring for the days of the st. louis cardinals. many h
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Jan 18, 2010 6:00am EST
that continues. >> even after the worst recession in generations life in america is not even close to being as brutal as it was back then for so many. that's the legacy of dr. king and his movement. that's our inheritance. >> that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." how close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:08. 39 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the financial news in the "bloomberg business report." >> also ahead, the man convicted of shooting pope john paul ii may be out of prison this morning but he may not be free to go wherever he pleases. >> and a tragedy in an alabama motel claims the lives of four college co-eds. details next. >> and i'm tony pann. the weather is pretty quiet compared to yet yesterday, but there is another storm on the horizon. >> route 91 is still blocked and creating problems for motorists. we'll let you know how to get around it coming >> welcome back. about 6:11. 41 degrees. things are pretty quiet this morning. we had a storm go through yesterday with a lot of rain. the tem
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Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
real trouble for the president's health-care plan. >> republicans are claiming america is on their side. tracy potts has more from washington. >> massachusetts' scott brown says he is eager to become the next republican votes on health care. >> brown gives republicans enough votes to derail the democrats' plan. >> last night, a shot was fired around this nation, saying no more business as usual in washington d.c. >> the gop is calling his election a clear message from america on several issues. next they do not want this health care bill, it is pretty darn clear. >> there are a number of different ways to do it. >> we will move forward with their considerations in mind, but we will move forward. >> senate majority leader harry reid says they will vote -- wait to vote on health care until brown is sworn in. >> you may have more votes than we do, but if you do it all by yourself, the public is probably not going to buy it. >> a majority of americans oppose the health reform plan, calling it the most negative thing about his first year, but interestingly, health care is not the biggest iss
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Jan 14, 2010 6:30pm EST
. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> reporter: with no communication or power, the people of haiti cannot hear him. after flying ten hours, cutting short a trip to the pacific, the secretary of state arrived at dawn and appeared on "the today show." >> this is, i don't want to mislead anybody, this is a devastating catastrophe. just to figure out what steps to take so we don't make the situation worse. >> reporter: a state department task force is coordinating aid. soldiers from the 82nd airborne, the "uss vincent" carrying helicopters and air supplies, 2,000 marines, the floating hospital "the comfort" is in baltimore. >> i told my children where i'm going. mommy is on the big ship going to help the sick babies. >> reporter: most government buildings collapsed, but the white house says the u.s. is not running haiti. >> the haitian government is in control of haiti. they are the government of haiti. >> reporter: the united nations, believed to have suffered its worst casualties in u.n. history released $10 million. the world food program will administer 86 tons
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Jan 17, 2010 10:00am EST
. >> as the international community continues to respond i do believe that america has a continued responsibility to act. >> what sort of long term commitment in haiti does the president envision? what will it take in money and manpower to rebuild this island nation? how was haiti left so vulnerable to a disaster for so long? we'll get the latest on the situation from officials on the ground, then, we sit down with former presidents bush and clinton, who joined together at the request of president obama to lead fundraising and relief efforts. >> our job is remind people there is an ongoing need. we'll do that. >> then, as president obama completes his first year in office we take an in-depth look at what he accomplished and how the american people view his presidency thus far. health care, the economy and politics as the president risks his own political capital to assure senator ted kennedy' seat stays in the democratic column. analysis from two insiders, former counsel to george w. bush karen hughes and staff to president bill clinton, john podesta. and two long time washington reporter, "time" magazi
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Jan 21, 2010 4:30am EST
"early today" in america. >>> police in west virginia are looking for a middle-aged woman who robbed a bank. surveillance cameras captured a woman sliding a note to a teller demanding money. the suspect waited as the cash was stuffed into a bag. >>> a new york woman is dead after driving her car into a backyard pool. the woman accidentally drove in reverse. when the vehicle was found, it had broken through the ice and was submerged in water with the victim inside. >>> a lightning strike in oklahoma sparked a fire the a large oil storage tank. the bolt ignited the fuel creating a ring of flames that could be seen for five miles. the blaze remained confined to the rim of the tank. >>> a zoo in new jersey found a special way to celebrate national penguin day yesterday. a group of four afternoon an ris made their debut. they came from southwest africa with a very similar climate to new jersey. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist raphael miranda with the weather channel forecast. i'm kind of depending on you to explain how new jersey has the
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Jan 22, 2010 4:30am EST
that he came clean. >> now here's an early look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> two new york city police officers have been suspended without pay after beating a handcuffed suspect. it happened during an undercover drug operation. the officers can be seen punching the man who was laying face down. two sashths are under investigation for not intervening. >>> a suspect wanted for murder is in custody after a chase in tennessee. the pursuit ended after police boxed in the homicide suspect. one officer with an attack dog tried kicking in the window to get the men out. eventually the swarming police drug him from the cab and arrested him. >>> lick roads and heavy snow called a multivehicle pileup in california. three tractor trailers were part of an 11-vehicle accident that shut down interstate for hours. an suv with a mother and two young kids ended up wedged under that big rig, but fortunately everyone survived. >>> and a virginia doctor has quite a story to tell that is out of this world. while it worked in his private practice, he heard an explosion and saw a
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Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> baltimore county school superintendent says he will review his much publicized student progress reports. >> teachers are apparently still a bit confused. the 11 news education reporter joins us live in the newsroom. >> this has become a very hot issue because teachers say the program will add nouns of new paperwork. the progress reporting method is under review. >> we did not have a directive yet. they don't have to do it until -- there are still creatures -- teachers scrambling to do this by february 11. >> they want to streamline the program. >> the imagination can run wild because there is lack of clarity and information. >> miscommunication or allusion was not there on the part of the teachers. it was in black and white for us
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Jan 12, 2010 4:30am EST
funds while aligning itself with the needs and outrage of main street america. while the administration expects to recover the money pumped into the financial sector, other bailouts for automakers and the insurance giant aig will likely never be repaid. >>> this morning pope benedict xvi weighed in on the issue of gay marriage suggesting it threatens the natural order of creation. addressi addressing diplomats from more than 100 nations, he talked about same-sex marriage legalization in many parts of the world. he says the issue threatens to undermine the differences between the sexes in fighting discrimination and warned that freedom "cannot be absolute and must correspond to the structure willed by god." >>> capping more than a decade of denials, a teary eyed mark mcgwire admitted to what the whole world suspected, performance enhancing drugs helped catapult him to home run hero. it comes five years after his testimony on capitol hill where he evaded questions about whether he took performance enhancers. now in what some are calling an interview scripted by major league baseball, mcgw
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Jan 13, 2010 5:00pm EST
oncenes, others are concentrating on relief efforts. >> ken is a regional representative for latin america. part of his job is to make sure that staff already in haiti are okay and to coordinate their relief services. catholic relief services has already committed an additional $5 million in response to the disaster. that will help pay for critical supplies. >> shelter, water purification tablets, plastic containers for water -- water is the essential item to supply in an emergency situation. >> some of the supplies are ready pre positioned in haiti. they will also be able to send in supplies from the dominican republic. that country had a mild hurricane season, so there are many supplies available. >> it is about a six hour drive. the road has been determined to be clear up to about 10 miles out of port-au-prince. >> more help could come by the way of a navy hospital ship. maybe it -- navy officials say that are poised to activate the ship if necessary. can be made ready to sail in five days. relief workers say if you want to do something, donate money, because monetary donations will get
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Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> and he said a second wave of help is on the way. and the navy hospital ship, the comfort. until the ship arrives, the navy says it is using helicopters from a couple of other ships off the coast of haiti to help move people in and out. >> this weekend, a baltimore based hospital ship is expected to set sail for haiti. not only will it provide medical assistance, but millions of gallons of pure drinking water. >> the u.s. and as comfort is being prepared, loaded up with supplies and getting ready to go to haiti. they expect to leave the port of baltimore early saturday morning, three days ahead of schedule. while the ship is known for its hospital facilities -- facilities, what people may not know is that it is able to purify it up to 100,000 gallons of water per day. that is a much-needed resources in haiti. >> on board preparations are underway for -- >> it will definitely be the biggest mission for the ship. >> that means turning the comfort into a fully operational floating 200
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Jan 7, 2010 6:00pm EST
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Jan 11, 2010 3:30am EST
. and the reality of it is racism, and racist conversations have no place today in america. this term, this you know, like he's going to pass, for example, for white america because he's you know, got this negro die alikt, that's language that harkens back to the 1950s and 60s and confirms to me a mind-set out of step with where america is. but i can assure you if i had as national chairman said that well, it's all behind us and he's apologized let's move on, no one would be accepting that. there has to be a consequence here if the standard is the one that was set in 2002 with trent lott. >> is the consequence that senator reid should step down? >> i believe it is. whether he steps down today or i retire him in november either way he will not be the leader in 2011. >> governor kaine. >> well, first, the senator said i mean, chairman steel said earlier that the republicans were not going to win it back so leader reid is going to be the leader. anybody looking at trent lott's statements praising somebody who had been a pro segregation candidate for president will see that there is no comparison betwee
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Jan 12, 2010 5:30am EST
numbers down. >> people in america are very tired of the idea that people can text and drive. >> they are more likely to get into a crash while texting and just driving. >> they wonder if laws restricting cell phone use actually effect drivers behind the wheel. >> interest is in line to become the next state to legalize marijuana. people with cancer, aids, and multiple sclerosis could buy up to 2 ounces a month. the o'malley administration says the census bureau will help create some jobs in the area. the census form will be mailed out in march. >> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> we ask about your thought on the pensions. >> one person says convicted criminals do not deserve pensions. they should have to pay restitution for the money put out to bring them to justice. keep emailing your answers. we will post all of them on the front page of our web site. >> here is a look ahead to the next hour of 11 news today. >pregnant women have to be careful about what they eat and what they put on their skin. >> back to the slots debate. >> a
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Jan 18, 2010 3:35am EST
and the world. in these difficult hours america stands unighted with the people of haiti, who have shown such resilience and we'll help them to recover and to rebuild. >> after their meeting with president obama the two former presidents agreed to "meet the press" in a joint interview about haiti and only haiti. >> let me start asking you president bush what is your biggest concern right now? >> my biggest concern is the haitian people have security, water and food. >> those are big. >> they are. the president briefed us about military efforts to get food and water to the people and surging a lot of material, it's going to take a little time to get it there. but i came away confident it's going to happen. >> president clinton, the basics are so important. >> this is about water, food, medical supplies and care, and shelter. secure shelter. i have protection concerns but we were just told in the briefing that 40% of the haitian police force has signed back in, volunteered. a lot of them don't have weapons or uniforms but the american military is working closely with the u.n. troops that a
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Jan 24, 2010 2:30am EST
" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here's a look at what's making news as we head into a new week on wall street. president obama is proposing new regulations to restrict the size and activities of the nation's largest banks. the broad guidelines will require congressional support and putting a stricter limit on risk taking by banks. the changes would prohibit banks from owing or investing in hedge funds and would halt proprietary trading, which is trading that uses depositor money in trades by the bank for the bank's profit. strict new limits on the size of banks would also be enforced. the news sent bank stocks and most of the market tumbling on thursday to the biggest one-day drop since october. a second straight day of triple-digit losses. earlier in the week the market hit a 15-month high. the market fell again on friday. we are in the thick of earnings season, and there is a growing list of companies that beat expectations. ibm computed a big profit. starbucks brewed up strong numbers, s
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Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
. the national counterterrorism center warns that al qaeda continues to look for ways to attack america. this as the u.s. embassy in yemen closes due to terror threats and the president prepares to meet with his top security officials. >>> and winter wallop, from wind and waves to blankets of snow, the northeast is bearing the brunt of mother nature and more is expected. today, sunday, january 3rd, 2010. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolfe. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. the arrest of paul merhige brings some closure to the family of the victims of that thanksgiving day massacre. >> while he was loose some of the family feared for their own lives thinking he might be seeking them out as well. now at least part of that nightmare is over thanks to a tip generated by "america's most wand." we'll have the latest including an interview with the parents of the youngest victim. >>> also as the president returns from his hawaiian vacation, he'll
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Jan 3, 2010 6:30pm EST
, equipped him with those explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: a troubled nation racked by poverty and insurrection, yemen has seen more and more radicals operate within its borders as a weak central government struggles to contain the threat. >> that's worrying. the idea that yemen is turning into a base for international terrorist operations, not just regional terrorist operations. >> reporter: this weekend david petraeus, america's top commander in the region, was in yemen coordinating strategy and pledging to more than double the $67 million in counterterror american aid already being sent there. today a top official says american help won't stop there. >> military action is possible in yemen? >> everything is possible as far as our cooperation with the yemeni government. >> reporter: as he wraps up his time in hawaii, the president plans to meet tuesday in washington with the nation's intelligence and security leaders to review what he has called human and systemic failures that almost led to a disaster on christmas morning. and lester, joh
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Jan 4, 2010 3:30am EST
, trained him, equipped him with those explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> we are joined now live by the president's top counterterrorism adviser john brennan. welcome to "meet the press." >> thank you, david. >> this president's directive to close the embassies because of specific intelligence that an attack is coming? >>yes, there are indication that's al qaeda is planning to carry out an attack in the capital of yemen. i spoke to our ambassador down there. both the british and u.s. embassies have closed to give the yemeni government a chance to thwart that threat and the plans that are afoot right now. >> a threat against our embassy? >> we know they've been targeting our embassy or embassy personnel, and we want to do everything possible to safeguard our diplomats and others that are down there. that was the prudent step to take. >> the president talking about al qaeda in yemen. is yemen a new front in this battle against al qaeda? >> no, it's not a new front. we've known about it for quite some time. from the very first day of this administration, a
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Jan 17, 2010 11:00pm EST
senator kennedy. the gop victory would give republicans enough votes. >> in this place in america, you will have the closest place for the national senate because people in massachusetts don't want this health care to pass. >> if cokely loses, they will try to pass the senate version of the bill without making changes. tonight honoring the legacy of a leader, how dr. king is being honored in our nation's capitol and here at home. >> we will talk about the forecast of the week ahead. >> on this day before the marthin luther king, jr. holiday, they have ceremonies across the country. president obama attended worship services in washington, d.c. this morning, talking about dr. king's legacy and encouraging americans who are struggling financially. and here in baltimore, the members of shalom, attended with their honor of dr. king and a day of prayer for the people in haiti. government offices will be closed in observance of the king holiday, with banks and post offices also closed. >> now with your meteorologist. >> cold rain today, at least it was rain, and not snow. and looking at the d
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Jan 18, 2010 5:00am EST
close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> and a reminder for this martin luther king jr. holiday. federal, state and local government offices and courts will be closed in observance of the holiday. banks and post offices will also be closed. and baltimore city will hold its 10th annual martin luther king day parade later today. the event kicks off at noon at the intersection of martin luther king boulevard and yiew taw -- eutaw street. come up a wrong turn leaves a pennsylvania woman hanging, literally. >> the race is on to fill the late ted kennedy's senate seat. how the cult could determine the fate of health care reform. >> and this is the beltway at liberty road. it looks ok right there. volume a little light. more when we come back. >> welcome back. good morning. the time is 5:10. a couple of clouds. but the rain we had yesterday and last night is gone now. it should be a dry monday morning commute. temperature is 41 degrees at the maryland science center. it's a little colder in the northern and western s
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Jan 22, 2010 10:00pm EST
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Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
in america. introducing aveeno ultra-calming with active naturals feverfew. we know feverfew... has properties that help neutralize irritation... to strengthen skin and calm redness in just one week. discover new aveeno ultra-calming. we've helped over three-quarters of a million families... refinance or purchase their home. - and that's why i love... - i love... i love being a home loan expert. ♪ >>> it's been 19 days since the earthquake in haiti set off a humanitarian crisis and the work to save lives continues, but as carrie sanders reports those still in need of the most advanced medical treatment are now facing a new and daunting challenge, finding a way out. >> reporter: 5-year-old betina joseph is dying from tetanus. >> you can see how rigid she is. >> that's the tetanus? >> that's tetanus. >> reporter: doctors give her 24 hours, same for emil crushed by debris, her organs are shutting down. upwards of 40 patients are critical, some like these need advanced ventilators. >> where is that hospital with all the ventilators for her? >> it could be anywhere. it could be miami,
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Jan 26, 2010 4:30am EST
in america. a robber in washington state brutally beat a woman at an atm machine for less than a dollar. the suspect used an object resembling a pipe. the multiple blows caused severe lacerations and the suspect stole her wallet which had 15 cents in it. >>> a land slide in san antonio caused officials to evacuate around 100 homes. the shifting soil caused crevices to form in backyards some as large as six feet. some homes have already suffered structure damage from the collapsing earth. residents are being put up in hotel rooms paid for by the housing complex. >>> scientist in california are examining a mars rock believed to come from deep within the planet. nasa's exploration rover "opportunity" discovered the baseball size rock. it is different in composition and character from any other rock they found on the planet and could shed light on the interior of the red planet. >>> the girl scout bakery in kentucky added another item to its roster. the latest creation. thank you berry much. a cranberry cookie with white chocolate fudge chips. >>> here's bill karins with the weather channel
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Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
in america -- the toyota camry. >> in many ways it is unprecedented, even shocking. it is the right thing for toyota to do. >> the dramatic move comes up for months of complaints about the cars excelling out of control. four people died just outside of dallas. that was when there avalon crashed through a fence and look into a pond of the day after christmas. last week they announced a recall over 2.3 million bottles. now car maker is taking another huge step, removing 65% of its inventory from showroom floors. the affected models are the 2009 and 2010 rav -- and some other models. this year's highlander, the 2007-10 tundras and also the sequoia's. the general manager of toyota has released a written statement that says "this action is necessary until a remedy is finalized." as the company struggles to find the solution there is still no indication of just how long the popular cars and trucks will be kept off the market. jay gray reporting. >> if you have a toyota regardless of the model and have concerns about the excellent there you should contact your nearest dealer. a group of 10 profe
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Jan 28, 2010 4:30am EST
early today in america. >>> in florida, it was no ordinary day at the beach. hundreds of sharks converged on the shallow waters by singer island, closing the beach for swimming. swarms of sharks cruised in three to four feet of water, very close to the shore. >>> a massive inferno tore through an abandoned hospital building in oregon. the former mental health facility was fully ablaze when firefighters arrived. over a dozen fire trucks responded. officials are investigating the cause. >>> a texas woman is facing felony charges after leading police on a high-speed chase with five children in the back seat. police say the suspect blew through stop signs and jumped curbs, all while five children in the vehicle. there's no word on why the mother took off. . >>> a california man who saved a red-tailed hawk never stopped supporting it. he rushed the bird to an animal hospital after his car collided with it. when the bird recovered, the hospital offered him the honor of releasing it. he was very happy to see the hawk spreads its wings once again. >>> now for a look at your national and
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Jan 29, 2010 4:30am EST
hits the road to try to win back the hearts and minds of america. >>> pounding in the plains. winter tightens its grip on the u.s., slicking up roads across the country. >>> and back in the spotlight. unseen for 50 years, a stunning 31 carat diamond goes on unseen for 50 years, a stunning 31 carat diamond goes on display. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. >>> and today we begin with back to basics. with his first rocky year in office now behind him, president obama is kicking back into campaign mode, working to sell his revamped economic message to the american people. but with the public frustrated and congressional incumbents feeling the heat, the president will have to take his victories one step at a time. a close one came yesterday as the senate confirmed fed chief ben bernanke for a second term by the thinnest margin in history. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: the day after his state of the union promise to focus on the economy, president obama went to florida touring an air force base sending supplies to hait
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Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
divisions and differences may exist in washington, the united states of america stands united as one country. [applause] it is that same spirit of bipartisanship that made it possible for me to sign a defense contract into a reform bill that was co-sponsored by senator mccain and members of congress here today. we have stood together on behalf of our nation's veterans. together, we passed the largest increase in the va is budget in more than 40 years and supported health care reforms to provide better access and medical care for those who served in uniform. some of you also supported credit card bill of rights in support of compensation for those americans that are out of work. and some of you supported stopping tobacco companies from targeting kids come expanding opportunities for those who serve our country, and helping responsible homeowners stay in their homes. we have a track record of working together. it is possible. but as, john, as you mentioned, on some very big things, we have seen some party-line votes that i'm just going to be honest, were disappointing. let's start with our eff
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Jan 31, 2010 2:30am EST
street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >>> as we head into a new week on wall street. the economy in america showed strong growth at the end of last year. the gross domestic product soaring in the fourth quarter. higher than what economists were looking for and strongest growth in six years. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the u.s. economy. after much drama and controversy, ben bernanke was reconfirmed by the senate. bernanke faced criticism from those who said the fed ignored the housing bubble and praise from those who said he helped prevent a depression. the statement on the economy was slightly more upbeat than it had been in past months. the markets, they didn't pay much attention to the federal reserve. after breaking a three day slide on monday the dow jones industrial average was flat mid-week and tumbgled on thursday. on friday the markets continued falling. we're in the thick of earnings season. johnson & johnson beat earnings expectations, ford
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Dec 31, 2009 11:00pm EST
iraq, their first new year's in america. >> now we celebrate our new year here in baltimore city. i wish and happy new year for all. >> they say this is a late arriving crowd. we have seen a few more people trickling down. >> we will check in with john a little later in the show and see if anyone else turned up. now we are going to the biggest new year's party in the nation. we have a live look for you at new york city. it is estimated more than 1 million people are at times where tonight waiting for the stroke of midnight. >> the party is well underway here in times square. everyone is waiting for a ball to drop to officially ring in the new year. the famous waterford crystal ball got a makeover for 2010. the steer you will see tonight contains nearly 300 crystal triangles woven into a special pattern under the theme "let there be courage." >> we have worked into a celtic knot. >> security will be tight, but that say they will not stifle the party. >> we want people to have a happy experience. >> the festivities got under way earlier today around the world. check out the show over
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Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
football looks with fios. but you've got to call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. >> president obama will meet with top advisers to discuss the attempted bombing of the northwest airlines flight on christmas day. >> he ordered a review of the security system after a man managed to board the flight with explosives hidden on his body. >> the president met privately today with his top counter- terrorism adviser. he also heard from the cia. this comes in advance of a broader meeting tomorrow. president obama arrived home from hawaii ready to focus on the failures that led to the attempted bombing of a northwest airlines flight and the potential threat posed by al qaeda activities in yemen. hillary clinton says that terrorist activity in yemen has surged in recent
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Jan 5, 2010 4:30am EST
making news early today in america. a washington state family returned from vacation to find a holiday lawn ornament stolen and the crime caught on camera. a man seen walking his dog with a woman approached the porridge, unplugged the penguin ornament and just ran off with it. the family's 10-year-old daughter bought the sea bird with their savings. >>> farmers are doing everything they can in florida from keeping the winter blast from ruining their profit. the ice insulates the fruit why overnight frost and protect the flowers so they produce more strawberri strawberries. >>> a chicago man set a record without moving. jeff miller won the annual couch potato contest for the third straight year. miller watched sports for 72 straight hours without sleeping. he left his chair only once every eight hours to use the restroom. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. bill, husbands everywhere just got themselves a very good idea. an excuse. >> 72 hours is impressive. without sleeping. that's the hard pa
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Jan 6, 2010 4:30am EST
the military approaches war. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> san diego police are looking for two mench accused of beating a man with a skateboard at a train station. they pushed the man onto the tracks and began pummeling him. one suspect struck the man repeatedly with a skateboard. police are still looking for the attackers but also a motive. >>> a 600-pound leather backed turtle came ashore. the large turtles are normally in south america this time of year. wildlife experts suspected something may be wrong. they estimated him to be 40 years old and he was found to have a lacerated fin and taken in for rehabilitation. >>> if you want to know just how cold it is in miami. just take a look at the animals. workers at miami metro zoo found chimpanzees fashioning blankets out of burlap sacks. they had a reason to bundle up. temperatures in the 70s last year. this year they've been as low as the 40s. can't blame them. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast
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Jan 13, 2010 4:30am EST
at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> the los angeles police department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect responsible for a hit and run accident that severely injured two girls. newly release surveillance video shows the driver striking a 14-year-old girl and her 3-year-old niece as they were crossing a street. officers believe the driver is female is and her white sedan may have damage to the front headlights. >>> in indiana, the search continues for ape man who tried to rob a woman's purse in broad daylight. security video captured the suspect engage anything tug of war with the victim who fell to the floor but would not give up. although the would-be robber left empty handed, police caution it's always best to let go of your belongings in those situations. >>> back in los angeles, a driver is in custody after leading police on a dangerous high-speed chase during rush hour. when the man wouldn't pull over, police spun his vehicle out of control. the suspect was arrested shortly afterward without further incident. >>> and firefighters
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Jan 18, 2010 4:30am EST
's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a brawl broke out between two women's college basketball teams in washington, d.c. the melee happened as georgetown and louisville were warming up. a georgetown player reportedly tripped a louisville player who was running laps, sparking a scuffle which had athletes trading punches. since it happened an hour before the game, no penalties were assessed. georgetown went on to win. >>> food and supplies were lacked onto a luxury cruiseliner but not for vacationers. they are using ships to transport it there. 80 pal ets of supplies were loaded onto the cruise ship bound for the earthquake-torn country. >>> the main attraction at a sportsman's show in minnesota wasn't large but made quite a splash. twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, showed off her amazing aquatic skills, wearing a tiny little life preserver. the adorable animal expertly displayed her unique talent. that's always video that makes you smile. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather c
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